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CODA-Conveyers of Destructive Attutudes.

What's your Constitutional reference? and what do you know about CODA's funding?  (Nov 2, 2010 | post #2)

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Gary Rider

I don't approve of exploiting others tragic losses. I do support protecting women from the abusive men in their lives. Beverly Weir's death at the hands of a man with a record of previous abuse is only too common. A man with so little sensitivity to the safety of abused women does not belong in the Prosecutor's Office [period]. Support Terry Modesitt and CODA. More to the point, be on the lookout for women in harm's way. Tell them there's support and help. It could make all the difference in the world.  (Nov 1, 2010 | post #114)

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Man injured in hit and run bicycle accident

Not everyone lives near the bike trail. But that aside, are you suggesting that pedestrians and cyclists should stay out of your way or take their lives in their hands? It's your attitude that makes roads unsafe.  (Jul 30, 2010 | post #3)

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Large Softball Tournament Boosts Local Economy

Come on out to see some great girls' softball! There are games all day today and the championship tomorrow.  (Jul 30, 2010 | post #1)

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How many remember 1968

I couldn't agree more with your observation about guidance counselors. I know in my case the Girls' Counselor wasn't very supportive of my interest in math and science. I had to prove that I could fit physics into my class schedule and was one of only two girls in the class. Girls were supposed to take chemistry and become nurses. But they were permitted to become teachers, also. Since then, I've told all my students not to let anyone talk them out of their dreams. At least try. Check it out. Don't give up if you really love the field. But I'd forgotten how instrumental my HS guidance counselor and an advisor in college were in shunting me away from my love of math and science. And we were the Sputnik generation!  (May 24, 2010 | post #24)

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How many remember 1968

Hey Coach, I'm just a Social Studies teacher, but I've seen a cross section of our students, too. Too many are lazy, but they're not all black. Too many are discouraged about the prospects of getting a good education or a good job someday. The emphasis on interscholastic athletics has bred some of that sense of entitlement. But I like winning as much as the next person. It's obvious that kids like Otha Scott need more than just handlers to prepare them for life after their sports years. I owned a new car -- once. But that was right after I graduated, just before the oil embargo and before I married and we started a family. I wouldn't have been able to go to college if it weren't for work and scholarships. It was a mistake for the government to replace scholarships and grants with loans. I'm still helping my son pay off loans. No, I don't watch CNBC (or any other network) every day. I pay attention to everything that students watch so I can encourage them to think critically about what they are exposed to. In class, I express no opinions, but I'm sure there are as many students who would accuse me of being far right as left wing. BTW, this country was founded on the proposition that opportunity should replace privilege. Hasn't worked all that well, has it? But those of us who remember 1968 are a lot more responsible for what we have than our kids are.  (May 22, 2010 | post #22)

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How many remember 1968

Fellow posters: Please don't be so hard on Mr. B. He has a valid point. While his fellow Business School classmates went on to high-paying jobs in the Financial Services Sector, he stayed here to run the family business. He's the backbone of the American economy, a small businessman who makes/sells something or provides a service in your community and hires either you or your neighbor. And he pays taxes on everything from the property he uses for business to the people he employs. Mr. B.: "I know" is right, too, when he points out that some of the perks minorities enjoy in numbers way out of proportion to their representation in the population is the services of our prison system. Once someone has a "record" who will hire them? But the unemployment rate for minority teens and young people is higher than the rest of the population anyway. Look back at my comments. I never called you privileged; I said you had opportunities and advantages. Some members of society see no legitimate opportunities and, thus, end up in trouble with the rest of society.  (May 21, 2010 | post #20)

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oil

The people along the Gulf coast are starting to pay already. This devastation will ripple through our entire economy. What BP chooses to pay on what they consider "legitimate claims" won't begin to cover the damages.  (May 21, 2010 | post #6)

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oil

Correction: Initially, a woman from the military or the Coast Guard said there appeared to be no leak. Now, the Coast Guard has access to the video camera feeds from the BP ROVs and they aren't even sharing it with Congress. We should be outraged that BP thinks they own the Gulf of Mexico and can tell us whatever they please. If people no longer patronized them, they might go the way of PanAm.  (May 20, 2010 | post #3)

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How many remember 1968

If you remember 1968, you know that back then a man didn't have to work two jobs to support his family and probably his wife didn't have to work outside the home. Real wages have not kept pace with productivity in this country. Isn't that what's at the root of your frustrations? It does no good to scapegoat entire groups of people (Blacks, illegals, etc.) especially in hard economic times. We're all human. We need to look at how we turned over the country to the corporations who sold us out and try to figure out how to take it back. We want our schools back, our neighborhoods back, and our dignity back.  (May 20, 2010 | post #14)

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How many remember 1968

Just one question, sir: Would you be willing to trade places with any minority whose father wasn't able to built a multi-million dollar business without borrowing a nickel? You have opportunities and advantages that more than offset the fact that you don't qualify for all of those great minority perks and that there is no WET channel on you TV. Look around. There are plenty of hard-working minorities who are trying to make better lives for themselves and their children.  (May 20, 2010 | post #11)

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How many remember 1968

I was a college sophomore in 1968 -- what a year!! We haven't made enough progress when there are still people with attitudes like yours. There are significant disparities between health care and educational opportunities between whites and minorities. That is not to say that hard-working whites are not also among the disadvantaged. The next riots will be the have-nots rising up against the haves regardless of race. Income disparities in this country are widening. The rich get richer, the poor get poorer, and the middle class pays the taxes and loses the jobs and house values.  (May 19, 2010 | post #9)

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Council hears case for doubling sewer rates

I'm not going to argue workers, that's a management issue. I'm not going to discuss previous managers, that's a political issue. All I suggest is that upgrading the facilities is a sound investment and some of it is legally mandated.  (May 17, 2010 | post #7)

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Council hears case for doubling sewer rates

Labor and facilities are two different issues. Getting rid of lazy employees will do nothing to solve the problem of aging infrastructure. Have you any idea how old the headworks of the wastewater treatment plant is? Upgrading the facilities could reduce the amount of semi-skilled labor required.  (May 17, 2010 | post #4)

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